Welcome to Swish of the Curtain

We are the South Coast’s leading part-time theatre school, which is why more people choose us to train their children than anyone else!

Remember, every new student is entitled to a 3 week taster course of lessons to make sure Swish is the right place for YOU!

We currently run classes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Milton, Poole, Ringwood, Southbourne and Winton.

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Swish boasts some of the best tutors in the area in all aspects of the Performing Arts. We are unrivalled in the shows, opportunities and professional engagements that we offer.

“I have always believed that children should be given every opportunity to fulfil their dreams and my school is proud to train not just those with natural talent, but those with passion and enthusiasm as well.

Yes, it is important that talent is nurtured, but equally important is ‘creating’ the hidden star within every child which enables them to succeed, not only in the industry, but in life itself…their future.”

Tina Witham, Principal

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“The teachers and assistants are incredible, so loving and caring, they really go above and beyond with their support and assistance with the children. I’d highly recommend Swish.”
Elisha Homer, Facebook
“…absolutely amazing! You showed us what substance and depth you have as a group!”
Tamzin Outhwaite, Actress
“Quite simply outstanding!”
Daily Echo
“Wow! What a performance!”
Bradley Walsh
“I knew Swish would give it their all. If it’s possible to do such a thing, I think they gave even more than that!”
Linda Kirkman, Scene One
“Such a professional show. Loved the sets, the band, the costumes and the enthusiasm of the actors. Well done to all!”
Julie Trimmer, Facebook
“Wow! You are going to be one tough act to beat!”
Duncan James, Channel 5

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SOME AMAZING NEWS - Swish Pupil, Eliza Cowdery, has landed the part of Katie in Lord Lloyd Webber's new musical, School of Rock, in the West End. She opens this Saturday, 25th February. Congratulations Eliza - we can't wait to watch!
Click for a sneak preview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QMMBCBG0J0
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SOME AMAZING NEWS - Swish Pupil, Eliza Cowdery, has landed the part of Katie in Lord Lloyd Webbers new musical, School of Rock, in the West End. She opens this Saturday, 25th February. Congratulations Eliza - we cant wait to watch!
Click for a sneak preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QMMBCBG0J0

Karen Dare, Valerie Wallington and 23 others like this

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Charlotte BurwellRock the house Eliza ! It's so exciting that after all enormous hard work and dedication you've put in over the past weeks, the day is nearly here. You'll be amazing super star and we're so looking forward to coming to see the show. Lots of love Fay, Charlotte, Vic and Emil xxx

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Tash LeeSo super proud of our little chum Eliza 🙂 absolutely cannot wait to come and see the show. Break a leg for Tomorrow, you'll be amazing, we know it!! Big love and lots of luck from all the Lee-Joneses xxxx

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Gaynor WattsHuge well done Eliza! Hard work,dedication, and a crazy amount of passion for performing! So proud of you! 👏🏻⭐️Fantastic xx ⭐️

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Tarnya WignallGood luck Eliza in your West End debut! I know you are going to "rock it "🤘Maisy and I have booked to see you in March , can't wait xxx

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Hilary Mcgregor-clarkFabulous Eliza! Elle sends you a big hug and wishes you a great night! We will come to see you soon for sure 🌟🙋🌟 xx

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Emma JanesArtie & I can't wait to see it ... huge good luck for Saturday Eliza 👏🏻🎭xx

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Hannah LefroyShe is amazing!! You must be very proud. Go Eliza!!! Can't wait to come and see you xxx

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Nikki StaceyIssy and I can't wait to watch you Eliza xxx Break a leg little star xx

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Sarah TinsleyWell done Eliza, we are so excited for your amazing opportunity and know you'll be fantastic xx

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Guy SmithWell done Eliza I know your be great from another swisher Ava smith brake a leg good luck 👏👍👏😃xxxx

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Rosie BaxterWell done Eliza! Can't wait to come and watch you xx 👏🏻

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Hilary PayneSuch fab news- how brilliant. Big congratulations... enjoy! Can't wait to watch 👏👏🌟

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Sarah BottCan't wait to see the show Eliza! Big well done and huge hug from Poppy and Jemima x

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Liz LeeReally looking forward to seeing you in the show when the Lee Jones go...... Congratulations ..... Finn's Grandma xxxxx

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Jim CowderyThanks everyone! She's so grateful to all her amazing teachers and friends at Swish xxx

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Julian Leslie SimsVery well done from us all, good luck this weekend. J, Carol, Isabelle and Robyn

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Tina WithamSo proud of you darling girl you are such a star 🌟🌟 love Tina x

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Maria CutlerWe know she will be fantastic - can't wait to see x

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Maria TraversFantastic news, well done Eliza x

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Katherine WestlakeLooking forward to seeing this! Xx

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Jo SpickWell done Eliza!

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Cherri ParsonsWell done Eliza, Enjoy every minute of it xx

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Jo BottenWow!!! Proud parent moment!!! Congratulations 😊

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Laura HickeyWell done ,best wishes for a fab show

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Samantha BlissAh well done Eliza! What a star! ⭐️ xxx

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